THE GOOD WITHIN

Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves. You will be able to tell them by their fruits. Can people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, a sound tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a rotten tree bear good fruit. Any tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown on the fire; you will be able to tell them by their fruits.” Matthew 7 : 15-20

 

• I know many people whose scars are very visible and give witness to the cuts and wounds endured in their life. Their rough and tough exterior would make one wonder how any possible good can come from them. They are not always a pretty sight to behold.

 

Likewise the vine with its rough bark and rambling shoots does not fall easy on the eye, yet it produces an abundance of good fruit and new wine. How is it possible for sweet, gorgeous grapes to grow from this unsightly root and hang from the twisting branches that have a tendency to grow out of control unless cut back by a life of pruning?

 

Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer and silence. Rest your body and spirit, may they be in God’s love. Permit me, little children, to lead you, open your hearts to the Holy Spirit so that all the good that is in you may blossom and bear fruit one hundred fold. Begin and end the day with prayer with the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call. Medjugorje message, July 25, 2007